Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of Victoria’s biodiversity by implementing the biodiversity plan: Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037.

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio on Saturday announced the following: Opening of applications for Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants

Funding of $2 million is available for the Biodiversity On-ground Action – 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants. The 2018 Community & Volunteer Action grants:

  • are offering funding for projects between $5,000 and $50,000,
  •  include the option of single or multi-year projects, and
  •  have a broad biodiversity focus. Community groups and not-for-profit organisations primarily focused on environmental projects, such as biodiversity conservation or habitat protection and restoration projects, are encouraged to apply.

Projects can be on either public or private land.

Examples of eligible groups or organisations include:

  • Urban and rural Friends of, Landcare and Coastcare groups/networks
  • Environmental, naturalist groups or volunteer associations
  • Urban environment groups
  • not-for-profit conservation organisations
  • Conservation Management Networks
  • Public land committees of management
  • Traditional Owner groups/associations
  • Schools and educational groups
  • Youth and senior citizens clubs
  • Local service and recreational groups
  • Other types of groups may also be considered if they are proposing to work with volunteers to undertake local conservation projects that support biodiversity or threatened species.

Applications close: midnight Tuesday 3 April 2018. For more information including a link to the application form visit